Welcome to the rainforest

"Stay in KCRE and it will stay with you"



Our woodhouse cottages are cosy rooms, posh clean attached bathrooms with hot water shower and a sit-out facing the undisturbed forest.



With no walls to obstruct, it allows engagement with the jungle’s sounds and smells. We have 3-men Coleman & Quechua tens in which we accommodate 2 people, with  foam mattress, blankets and pillows  An artistic Malnad style complex houses clean toilets (with toilet papers) and baths hot water facility. 

Campers, students, schools and college groups, backpackers prefer our tents the most

THE FOOD (Malnad cuisine)

We serve the best of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian  dishes- Buffet Style
Our food is cooked over an earthen stove, with locally sourced ingredients.
Join us at our communal dining hall and share stories with other travellers and our team.

PS: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted


Woodhouse Cottages

COTTAGES : Mist , Sunset 
450 sq ft.
₹ 5500 /night
Double Occupancy

Ideal for a family of two adults and a child. We provide extra beds on request.

Includes: Towel, blankets, quilts, wardrobe, fan, electric kettle, sugar, coffee and tea bags.

COTTAGES : Breeze , Dew
450 sq ft.
₹ 5500 /night
Double Occupancy

Ideal for two adults.

Includes: Towel, body wash, shampoo, blankets, quilts, wardrobe, fan, electric kettle, sugar, coffee and tea bags.

550 sq ft.
₹ 6600 /night
Double Occupancy

Ideal for a family of two adults and a kid. We provide extra beds on request.

Includes: Towel, blankets, quilts, wardrobe, fan, electric kettle, sugar, coffee and tea bags.

650 sq ft.
₹ 7150 /night
Double Occupancy

Ideal for a family of two adults and two kids.   

Includes: Towel, body wash, shampoo, blankets, quilts, wardrobe, fan, electric kettle, sugar, coffee and tea bags.



₹ 1375 /night/person

A most exciting way to experience the rainforest.

We accommodate 2 people  in 3-man Quechua and Coleman tents to ensure space and comfort.
Separate toilet complex with Indian and Western toilet and bathrooms with hot water facility is available at a short walk from the tents.

Includes: Foam mat, blankets and pillow.


₹ 1166 / night/person

We provide tent platforms to pitch your own tent and sleep in your personal sleeping bags and beddings. 
Above Prices Include: 
 Breakfast (Buffet style), Evening & Mornings: Tea/Coffee
Excludes:   Surface transportation to visit places around, Naturalist charges for experiences, GST @ 12% on accommodation and 5% on food.
Optional : Highly Recommended, as restaurants are few and miles away
Lunch:  &  Dinner : ₹1100  (Veg & Non-veg- Buffet Style) (*Pls opt in and inform 24 hours in advance) 
We need time to plan & procure the items as we are located deep in the forest & away from the market.   
Please Note :
Kids below 12 Yrs: Half charge
Kids below 6 Yrs:  No charge
Food is served at the dining hall at specific times. 
People who visit KCRE find it comfortable, exciting and memorable
To Book Your Stay/ Visit:
Write to kalinga@kalingacre.com or Click here To WhatsApp +91 9480877670
with your planned dates, choice of accommodation. We will confirm your booking based on availability. 

Must Do

Nature is best explored with patience. Every inch of the forest is bustling with life. Take time to stop and savor each experience
All seasons
  • Hike up the Akki-batha raashi gudda. A twin-humped mountain offering a splendid view of the chain of  Western Ghats mountain ranges.
  • Swim in the pristine forest stream
  • Walk forest trails with our naturalist
  • Look for Western Ghats Flying Lizard (Draco dussumieri) in our beetle nut plantations
  • Explore the nocturnal world come alive during our night trails
  • Go herping, bird watching, butterfly watching, tree walks, amphibian walks and more
  • Get creative with wildlife photography
Relax quietly by the pond to observe a world of insects (dragon flies, damsel flies, butterflies,
bees, robber flies and more) and birds go about their life. An occasional snake or a mongoose or a family of langurs may give you company.
Relax in the quietness of the aesthetic dining hall with books from our library. Or give flight to your interest in wildlife through interaction with our team of researchers and volunteers.

Guidelines & Expectations

We made a promise to the forest....

The promise that we shall not pollute or corrupt or tamper whilst we make this our abode. We have kept it and we earnestly request all our guests to uphold it. These guidelines will help in being considerate and respectful towards nature.


• Bonfire and loud music is prohibited in view of avoiding any disturbance to animals.
• Handling, agitating, or disturbing any wildlife is forbidden and shall warrant strict action.
• Collection of any kind of flora, fauna, stones, pebbles, or fungi is not permitted.
• Exercise caution, control and care during observation and photography in the forest to
avoid stressing species or exposing them to danger.
• Respect the culture and sentiments of locals.
• Kindly avoid carrying plastics and in case it is unavoidable we request that you carry
back plastic waste with you. E.g. Pet bottles, plastic bags etc.


Please understand that this campsite is an environmental education centre and not a resort.
• Our campsite is equipped with a grid, solar power and a generator for backup.         • Airtel 4G and BSNL networks work
• Wifi is available
• The closest ATM and Pharmacy are 12km away.
• Hospitals: Melige hospital at Thirthahalli (24km) and Manipal hospital at Manipal (50km)
• Please carry fully charged batteries for your cameras, torches, laptops and other
equipment. Having spare ones will help.
• Room service is not available at the campsite.
• Everyone is expected to wash their own plates, glasses and tea-cups after every meal.
• To help us manage waste we encourage you to separate organic and inorganic wastes and
use the respective dustbins. Please try to carry all inorganic waste back with you.
• Please take care of your belongings and ensure to keep your cameras and other electronic
equipment dry.

Here is a list of things to help plan your trip.

• A good torch(Flashlight)- (If you have a head torch it would be useful but not necessary)
• Personal medical kit
• Batteries (For your torch and other equipment)
• Good pair of shoes
• Slippers (flip flops)
• Toiletries
• Dull coloured clothes (black, grey, and brown, blue)
• Rain-coat and Umbrella (Best to be prepared)

Note: As per instructions from the anti-naxal squad and police department visitors must not wear camouflaged, olive or khaki coloured clothes.

• Gumboots
• Sleeping bag
• Leech socks
• Big plastic bags to keep your clothes as they may become damp due to mist.
• Rain gears for your cameras